The Melbourne Cup is widely known as the race that stops a nation. If that title is indicative of the importance the Australian public place on this annual horse race, you might be interested to learn what the most-searched Melbourne Cup-related terms are.
Well, we can confidently report that people are far more concerned about Melbourne’s accommodation than Melbourne’s famous restaurants.
Meanwhile, fascinators and fashion are important but for most it’s all about the horses, with Melbourne Cup field, Melbourne Cup winners and Melbourne Cup odds all ranking higher. Sorry ladies!
The two race favourites for the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup, So You Think and Shocking, also battle it out at the top of the most-searched lists, with So You Think streaking away to an emphatic victory. Take that as a pointer!
The battle for most-searched trainer is a keener affair and after requesting a photo finish, we’ve declared Bart Cummings, the master trainer of So You Think, and his signature bushy eyebrows a narrow winner from the Queen of the Turf, Gai Waterhouse, who will be cheering on her two runners Descarado and Once Were Wild.
Now for a little about the Melbourne Cup itself. It is raced over 3200m at Flemington Race Course in Melbourne, and many horse’s chances will depend on the unpredictable Melbourne weather. Also, if you’re lucky enough to be going, you might want to check out what other attractions the city of Melbourne has to offer.
Finally, for the latest Melbourne Cup news go no further than Bing.
-Bing AU Product Team